Bosh: 'I plan to keep my options open as a player'
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The sudden end to Chris Bosh's career can be hard to fathom, especially given he was forced into retirement while playing at an All-Star level.

During Tuesday's game between Bosh's former team, the Miami Heat, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, which feature a couple former teammates in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, he made it clear he isn't ready to officially retire.

"I'm always going to be around the game of basketball," Bosh told the NBA TV crew, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel. "I plan to keep my options open as a player moving forward, but that's not coaching. Maybe front-office work, working with teams and spreading the game, maybe teaching the game to young people, that's something that's a very big passion."

Blood clots ended Bosh's seasons around the All-Star break in 2015 and 2016. He was still relevant during the 97 games he played in those seasons, averaging 20 points and 7.2 rebounds.

During his All-Star years with the Toronto Raptors, he was the number one option, relied upon heavily for his mid-range shooting and crafty work around the basket. When he decided to join his friends in South Beach, he changed his game, becoming a third option and a legitimate 3-point threat.

Raptors (2005-2010) 22.8 15.9 0.4 29.2 27
Heat (2010-2016) 17.8 13.6 1.9 34.4 24
Bosh: 'I plan to keep my options open as a player'
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